Tainan Cultural Center: The 36th Anniversary

Tainan Cultural Center: The 36th Anniversary

The annual celebration of Tainan Cultural Center(臺南文化中心) uses “Thirty-Six Stratagems-Mu Bu Jhuan Jing(三十六記- 幕不轉睛),” which means noticeability, as the theme for its 36th anniversary because we will give you eye-catching performances this October and November. According to Mayor Huang Wei-chi’s election platform about “Ren Dong Art District(仁東藝文廊道),” we organize “Ren Dong Art House(仁東藝棧)” program which connects Tainan Municipal Cultural Center, Barclay Memorial Park(巴克禮公園), Ten Drum Cultural Village(十鼓文化園區), Ceimei Museum(奇美博物館) with Furniture Manufacturing Eco Museum in Tainan(臺南家具產業博物館).

Ren Dong Art House” program offers a wide range of exhibitions, speeches, live performances, workshops. Blending the old with the new, performing arts with visual arts, these activities are just for you, the art lovers. This program is an opportunity to enhance your aesthetic experience.

Besides these indoor activities, we choose “wood” as the theme to arrange outdoor activities. You can get close to the nature and explore your five senses. What’s more, many troupes such as Circus P.S, Fingermosa and Sibongie will even create the innovative outdoor performances.

This year, we arrange 54 performances, 4 exhibitions, 6 speeches, 7 workshops, and 2 membership activities from October 1st to November 30th. Please come and join us to enjoy the wonderful Ren Dong Art House program! For more information about it, please visit the website: https://reurl.cc/n0ZARD

Posted: 2020-09-

Source: Yonghua Cultural Center Management Division, Hsu, Yu-Yen (許瑜讌)

Tel: 06-2692864 ext.505

E-MAIL: j2027199584@mail.tainan.gov.tw

2020 Tainan Fine Arts Exhibition

「2020年臺南美展」即日起至10月11日止,於臺南文化中心各藝廊展出,訂於9月27日(日)下午2時30分,在「台糖長榮酒店(臺南店)三樓嘉賓廳」隆重舉行頒獎典禮,屆時將邀請各類評委、本市藝文人士及所有得獎者及其親朋好友蒞臨參加。 The 2020 Tainan Fine Arts Exhibition is staged in every gallery of the Tainan Multiple Cultural Center until October 11, and its awards ceremony will be held on September 27 in 3F Regency of Evergreen Plaza Hotel. 本年度六類收件共319件並且入選以上有168件作品,其中三位「臺南獎」得獎者分別是(1)西方媒材類-李貞潔;得獎作品「人體」(2)傳統工藝類-戴瑋志;得獎作品「歌舞送行-牽亡歌」。(3)立體造型類-王春風;得獎作品「超樂巔峰」。另三類第一名分別為(4)東方媒材類-劉心;得獎作品「鬱乎蒼蒼」。(5)書法類-陳侶男;得獎作品「下營茅港尾八景」。(6)攝影影像類-方義雄;得獎作品「台灣廟宇民俗祭典盛況」。 The 2020 Tainan Fine Arts Exhibition received a total of 319 entries in the six different categories, and 168 pieces art work are selected. Among them, the three winners of this year’s “Tainan Award” are, respectively, Li Zhen-jie’s The Human Body in the Western Media category, Tai Wei-chih’s Qian-Wang-Ge: The Popular Funeral Performing Art in the Traditional Crafts category, and Wang Chun-feng’s Peak of Musical Happiness in the Sculpture category. The first prize winners of the three other categories are, respectively, Liu Xin’s Lush Green in the Oriental Media category, Chen Lu-nan’s Eight Spectacles of Xiaying’s Maogangwei in the Calligraphy category, and Fang I-hsiung’s Spectacular Taiwan Temple Folk Rituals in the Photography category. 臺南美展迄今38年,致力提供平台讓不同的藝術形式在這個平台上,跨越類別的山隈水涯,產生絢爛耀眼的藝術花火。今年入選之得獎作品將會在臺南文化中心各藝廊展出至10月11日,歡迎愛好藝術創作的民眾踴躍前往參觀,相信在展出時,定可讓觀賞者驚艷。 These 168 selected artworks will be on exhibition until October 11 in every gallery in Tainan Multiple Cultural Center. These awe-inspiring works of different forms, brilliant sparks of artistic ingenuity can be observed, and Tainan Fine Arts Exhibition, 38 years so far, serves as the platform to encourage more works of genius in the future. Posted: 2020-09-10 Source: Yonghua Cultural Center Management Division, Lin Tzuya (林慈雅) Tel: 06-2692864 ext.300 E-MAIL: lintzuya@mail.tainan.gov.tw

2020 Bringing the Arts to Your Community

「藝術進區」自2011年開辦至今,吸引近20萬人次觀賞,每年與藝文團隊踏遍大臺南各個行政區,讓藝術種子在各地成長發芽。 Since 2011, "Bringing the Arts to Your Community" has attracted nearly 200,000 spectators. Every year, it takes place in various districts in Tainan, planting the seed of art everywhere it went. 藝術進區穿梭在各個城鎮,不論山區、海邊、鄉村、市區,都能看到精采絕倫的展演,而每一份來自市民朋友的支持與鼓勵,就是我們最大的力量,只要看到觀眾專注的眼神和滿足的笑容,所有的付出都是值得的。 "Bringing the Arts to Your Community" brings art to every community. You can see excellent performances in the mountains, at the beach, in the countryside and the city. Our greatest motivation comes from the support and encouragement of the citizens. Every effort is worthwhile when we have the audience’s focused attention and see their satisfied smiles. 在今年,藝術今區將前往大臺南20區戶外演出,為您獻上熱鬧精彩的節目。敬請持續關注活動訊息,搜尋Facebook「藝術進區」粉絲專頁,獲得最即時的節目動態。期待每一個「您」的熱情參與!也別忘了為我們按「讚」打氣哦! This year, "Bringing the Arts to Your Community" will bring outdoors performances to 20 districts in Tainan. Please stay tuned to our activities and get the latest information via our Facebook page “Bringing the Arts to Your Community”. We look forward to your participation, and don’t forget to “Like” our page! Posted: 2020-08-26 Source: Yonghua Cultural Center Management Division, Wu Yunwen (吳允文) Tel: 06-2692864 ext.506 E-MAIL: emily7306@mail.tainan.gov.tw

Salute to the Theatre—Tainan Cultural Center Published a Picture Book to Tell Its Story!

To celebrate Tainan Cultural Center's 35th Anniversary, Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government spent almost one year to prepare and edit a picture book named "Salute to the Theatre (敬劇場)" to share its story with readers. Tainan Cultural Center was established in 1984. To celebrate its 35th anniversary, Cultural Affairs Bureau invited the video worker Tseng Yi-jen(曾怡甄), the writer Tsao Ting-ting(曹婷婷), illustrators Chang Ching-yuan(張瀞元) and Chang Jui-feng(張瑞峰) to cooperate with the staff of Tainan Cultural Center. This book introduces the different kinds of arts and different venues and equipment by creating an adventure story of a boy in Tainan Cultural Center. At the press conference of this book publishing on January 10th, the Director-general Yeh Tse-shan(葉澤山) highly valued this book and its educational meaning. The Chief of Tainan Cultural Center Fang Min-hua(方敏華) said, "this book tries to invite readers to open it, to know its past, to be a part of its present, and to imagine its future." This book was published in Chinese version and English version at the same time. Tainan Cultural Affairs Bureau will send it to join in some international book fairs and competitions to share the cultural achievement of Tainan with more countries.

Enjoy Arts with Neighbors–2019 “Bring the Art to Your Community”

Have you ever seen a modern dance show in front of a Taiwan temple? Come to Tainan and you will see it! “Bring the Art to Your Community(藝術進區)” is a special program planned by Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government. This program provides a series of performances, including music, drama, dance, children theatre and traditional opera, to promote arts in different districts, especially the remote countryside, and to draw more potential audiences. This year, we arrange 22 outdoor shows and 9 indoor promoting events, from August 31st to November 30th, inviting many famous performing groups, such as Diabolo Dance Theatre (舞鈴劇場), Ming Hwa Yuan Arts & Cultural Group (明華園戲劇總團), CMC Music (陳明章音樂公司), Formosa Circus Art (FOCA福爾摩沙馬戲團), and so on. We also prepare special gifts for “early birds”! The first 100 audiences clicking the “Like!” button on our Facebook Page half an hour before each show will be given a gift. Find more information on our Facebook Page (https://zh-tw.facebook.com/artstodistrict).

2019 Tainan Wind Band Arts Festival—All Concert Admission Free

For developing the culture of wind music, Tainan City Government will hold '2019 Tainan Wind Band Arts Festival' from April to July, invited about 40 bands to participate the event. On April 13th, we will have the opening concert of marching bands. The opening concert will invite 9 outstanding marching bands, including Taipei Jingmei Girls High School Marching Band, Air Force Academy Marching Band, Chung Cheng Armed Forces Preparatory School Marching Band and other 6 great marching bands. On the other hand, the main concert of the festival 'Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)' will be held on May 18th Saturday night. The concert will invite Ting-Yu Wu, the concert master of National Symphony Orchestra and Lien-Chang Kuo, the Taiwan master conductor to perform in the concert with Tainan Symphonic Band. All of the concert is free admission by tickets. Do not hesitate to come and join us to enjoy the wonderful performance! Event: 2018 Tainan Wind Band Arts Festival Time: From April 13th to July 28th Venue: Please check out the concert schedule below Price: Free Admission by Tickets Tainan Symphonic Band's Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/tsbandsh/ Event: Opening Concert of Marching Bands Date: 4/13(Sat.) 14:30-17:30 Venue:Xinhua District, Tainan City Event: Main Concert ‘Zigeunerweisen (Gypsy Airs)’ Date: 5/18(Sat.) 19:30 Venue:Xinying Cultural Center

NTSO─A Trip Through Scotland – Honeck & NTSO

National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (NTSO, 國立臺灣交響樂團), founded in 1945, is the oldest symphony orchestra in Taiwan. As one of the most important orchestras in Taiwan, NTSO has had rich performing experience and high reputation. In this concert, NTSO will cooperate with the famous conductor, Rainer Honeck, to interpret "W. A. Mozart: Divertimento No. 17 in D major, K. 334" and "F. Mendelssohn: Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op. 56." Mozart’s very popular Divertimento was the best background music for the parties thrown by the 18th century nobility. In addition, Mendelssohn’s trip in Scotland in 1829 inspired him to write down the draft for his Symphony No.3. A decade later, the composer transformed his drafts into a colorful and exciting symphony with rich layers of music that recreate the life and land of Scotland. These classic works will bring you different experience and imagination of classical music. Please come and join us to enjoy the wonderful performance! For more information about this concert, please visit the website: https://bit.ly/2JCIXPh Event: NTSO─A Trip Through Scotland - Honeck & NTSO (【行旅蘇格蘭】霍內克與國臺交) Time: 14: 30, Sunday, March 17th, 2019 Venue: Tainan Cultural Center Performance Hall(臺南文化中心演藝廳) Ticket: 100/300/500/800/1000   Posted: 2019-03-17 Source: Lu Song-ying(呂松穎), Yonghua Cultural Center Management Division Tel: 06-2692864 ext.500 E-MAIL: luisonging@mail.tainan.gov.tw  

Taikang Cultural Center’s Trial Run:An Introduction to the Scheduled Programs in March

The Taikang Cultural Center (TKC), the first multifunctional cultural center which contains a performing theater, a library, and a community university, is founded in response to the local need and call of neighborhood communities, educational & cultural professionals and temples, and is initiated and organized by them from bottom to top. Located at the intersection of An-ji Road and An-zhong Road in the Annan District, having competed after three years’construction, the TKC is scheduled for its trial run during the months of January and March and will be officially in operation on April 13, 2019. During the trial run period, Taikang Performing Theater, outdoor square, and the library will open to the public with a variety of multiple and colorful programs being organized. For example in March, at the theater, the performing program on March 2-3 is the “Love Tale of Anping” by the joint presentation of the Scarecrow Contemporary Dance Company and Hsieh Ming-you. The main content and theme are adopted from the lyrics written by Chen Da-ru in 1951 and the song entitled “Anping Memories Reverie,” composed by Xi Shi, that depicts the An-Ping in end of 19th Century about the love story about Mother of Miss King’s and a medical doctor met with each other in a Dutch ship. Also the native Tainan music composer and teacher Hsieh Ming-you has specially written the lyrics and composed the song made for the singing part. And to go with the dancing theatre combined with inventive multiple media images to demonstrate the changing sense of alternating time and space between reality and fantasy in dancing. On March 9 in the “Wukong: Before the Journey to the West” performed by FOCA Formosa Circus Art is an all brand-new program made by the group in 2019, featuring Wu Cheng-en’s “The Journey to the West” as the base blue-plan, and recreating the adventurous story of Monkey King Sun Wu-kong. The entire drama will be presented by such playing schemes or skills as satin thread suspension, huge rings, earth circles plus high degree of difficult somersault and other stunts, thus interpreting the stories told by the Monkey King in his continuously challenging his own self and the authority. For more information on the TKC programs or activities, please visit the official website (https://tkcc.tnc.gov.tw/) and Facebook page(https://www.facebook.com/TaikangCulturalCenter). Event: Love Tale of Anping Time: March 2-3 Event: Wukong: Before the Journey to the West Time: March 9 Venue: the Theater in Taikang Cultural Center Organizer: Cultural Affairs Bureau of Tainan City Government Source: Yonghua Cultural Center Management Division, YANG,CHIEN-FANG (楊倩芳) Tel: 06-2558136 ext.105 E-MAIL: 760930@mail.tainan.gov.tw

An Afternoon TeaTime Encounter with Art

There is one very special space in the basement of the Performance Hall of Tainan Cultural Center - Art Salon. In addition to providing comfortable reading space and abundant reading media, you can enjoy a cup of afternoon tea on the weekend every month. To encounter with Art and literature, audience can open up the imagination of the senses through various intellectual and arts events. This year, Art Salon will celebrate its anniversary. In the first half of the year, it will be planned for the "Arts and Literature Lecture Hall". The six lectures which will invite different types of artists in terms of traditional drama, paper-cutting and music. Moreover, they have close chats with citizens. Plus, they will share their creative experience in the field of artistic. On January 5th and February 23rd, "Best Male Lead in Taiwan Kunqu - Yang Khan-ru(楊汗如)" who praised by Mr. Pai Hsien-yung(白先勇) will bring the wonderful Kunqu Opera. On March 9th, the paper-cut artist "Yang Shi-yi(楊士毅)" came to the audience with a beautiful heart. On April 6th, May 25th and June 1st, "Chen Hui-mei(陳惠湄)" who is the flute musician will introduce the classical music. These artists not only "speak" but also "play", let the audience immerse themselves in the theater atmosphere during the sharing process, enjoy a cup of afternoon tea full of artistic taste, and feel contented on the weekend. Posted: 2019-01-13 Source: Yonghua Cultural Center Management Division, Yang Shao-wei(楊劭暐) Tel: 06-2692864 ext.511 E-MAIL: weiyang0625@mail.tainan.gov.tw Yang Khan-ru(楊汗如) Yang Shi-yi(楊士毅) Chen Hui-mei(陳惠湄)

Capriccio Espagnol-New Year Concert 2019

Taiwan Soloist Symphony Orchestra (TSSO, 台灣獨奏家交響樂團) was founded in 2000 by conductor Hsiao Pang-hsing (蕭邦享). It was their ambition to continue working together and pursuing parallel careers as soloists, members of orchestras, tutors and professors of music conservatories. In this concert, TSSO will cooperate with the famous Russian violinist, Ariadna Anchevskaya, to interpret many classic works, including "Tchaikovsky : Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture," "Sarasate : Zigeunerweisen Op. 20 for Violin and Orchestra," "Saint-Saens : Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso for Violin and Orchestra," "Sarasate : Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra," and "Rimsky-Korsakoff:Capriccio Espagnol Op.34." These classic works will bring you different experience and imagination of Spain and Russia. Please come and join us to enjoy the wonderful performance and celebrate a new year! For more information about this concert, please visit the website: http://www.taiwansoloists.org/ Event: Capriccio Espagnol-New Year Concert 2019 (西班牙綺想—2019新年音樂會) Time: 19: 30, Sunday, January 13th, 2019 Venue: Tainan Cultural Center Performance Hall(臺南文化中心演藝廳) Ticket: 300/500/800/1200/1600/2000